Chair to the Board of Trustees
Location: Sidmouth, Devon
Since its foundation almost 50 years ago, this organisation has grown from a Devon-based charity rescuing UK donkeys from neglect and abuse to an international animal welfare organisation transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them for their livelihood.
Today they have 10 sanctuaries around the UK and Europe, and have delivered veterinary, welfare and educational programmes in almost 40 countries around the world, reaching donkeys and mules most in need. Their aim is to help many more of the millions of donkeys and mules worldwide through field projects, research and advocacy, promoting lasting collaborations with communities, partner NGO's, governments, the media and the public.
We are now searching for a Trustee to become their elected Chair to provide effective leadership to the Board, as well as to work in Partnership with the CEO and Company Secretary to ensure that Trustee decisions are acted upon and that the organisation's Board is managed effectively. They are already one of the world's largest equine welfare charities and, as they continue their ambitious five-year strategy (2019-2023), it is an incredibly exciting time to join their Board.
The successful candidate will have experience at Board/Committee level and be able to demonstrate previous good chairing skills. You will need to be a strategic thinker with strong communication skills and be able to provide evidence of leadership of an organisation of a similar size to this charity.
We are looking for a person of integrity with a strong commitment to the organisation's aims and values, who is collaborative in approach. In return you will be joining a Board with a genuine desire to make a difference.
The role of Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment but reasonable travel and other expenses incurred as part of the role will be reimbursed. The role requires a commitment of approximately two days per month, with the capacity to flex upwards should the need arise.
If you would like to receive an information pack for this role, with full details of how to apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Faye Marshall on 0207 820 7303.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 4th January 2021